Walmart sets sales, membership events

This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Walmart Inc. will have two Black Friday events this month for the Christmas shopping season, and is promoting its Walmart Plus program with a half-off membership price and early shopping advantage.

On Wednesday and on Nov. 22, Christmas holiday discounts will be available online starting at 2 p.m. and continuing in stores through the following Fridays.

And as it did last year, Walmart will let Plus members start shopping for online deals three hours earlier on both days, starting at 11 a.m. Last year, though, Plus members got a six-hour head start.

The Bentonville-based retailer will close its stores on Thanksgiving.

Walmart is introducing a toy registry this year so shoppers can create a toy wish list with items on the Top Toy List at

On Nov. 27 -- also known as Cyber Monday -- Walmart Plus members will for the first time get the three-hour advance start in shopping for online deals.